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ADVOCATES’ TRAINING PROGRAM 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION PROJECT WORK COURSE CODE ATP 102 SUBMITTED BY: FIRM 21B COURSE LECTURER: MRS. ROSE RUTO SUBMITTED ON: FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 2017 DECLARATION We, members of Firm 21 of Class B (“Firm 21B”) declare that this firm assignment has been researched, completed and submitted as per the requirements of the Probate question 1
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assigned. We declare that this work has not been presented at any other learning institution for academic award or for any other purpose.This is a collective effort by the firm members listed below: Registration Number Name Signature 20171884 Mohamednur Abdi Abdulla 20171559 Gathogo Evah Wanjiru 20170614 Osoro Duncan 20170577 Appolinaris Njeri Njue 20172282 Dikirr Koitaat Dennis 20172241 Carolyne Maroko 20170631 Collins Ousmane O. 20172360 Asiimwe Arnold 20171960 Abdi Abdullahi Hassan 20170393 Omwenga Lilian Gesare 20171262 Jumba Valerie 20170122 Owade Gabriel Ochieng ACKNOWLEDGEMENT First and foremost, we wish to thank the Almighty God for giving us the strength to undertake the research needed to complete the assignment handed to us. We acknowledge our course lecturer MrsRose Ruto for the exceptional guidance and discussions in the area of 2
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Probate Law and Administration. Lastly, we also recognize the invaluable contribution of all the firm members who participated in bringing this assignment to fruition. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS LSA- Law of Succession Act, Cap 160 Laws of Kenya Misc. - Miscellaneous 3
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Contents DECLARATION ................................................................................................................................... 1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ..................................................................................................................... 2 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................ 3 SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT WORK .............................................................................................. 7 QUESTION 1 ........................................................................................................................................ 9 SHOW THEM A SMAPLE WILL FOR THEIR INFORMATION .................................................... 9 QUESTION II ....................................................................................................................................... 9 2.1 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 9 2.2 CREATION OF A VALID WILL ................................................................................................. 9 2.2.1 Mr. Neru’s mental capacity to make a will .......................................................................... 10 2.2.1.1 Insane Delusions .............................................................................................................. 10 2.3 VALIDITY OF THE BEQUESTS MADE ................................................................................. 11 2.3.1 FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION ........................................................................ 11 2.3.1.1 The bequest made to Nema .............................................................................................. 11 2.3.2 PERSUASION .................................................................................................................... 11 2.3.2.1 The bequest made to Uncle Pamba .................................................................................. 11 2.3.3 UNDUE INFLUENCE ....................................................................................................... 12 2.3.3.1 The bequest made to Garama the spiritual guide .............................................................. 12 2.3.4 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES .................................................................................... 12 2.3.4.1 The bequest made to Mr. Neru’s ‘advocate and trusted friend’ ........................................ 12 2.4 EXECUTION & ATTESTATION OF THE WILL ..................................................................... 13 2.4.1 Effects of a beneficiary/spouse witnessing the will ............................................................. 13 2.5 PROPERTY PASSING ON DEATH OTHER THAN BY WILL ............................................... 14 2.5.1 Donatio Mortis causa ......................................................................................................... 14 2.5.1.1 Was the gift made to Jamii a valid Donatio Mortis Causa ? ............................................. 15 2.6 REVOCATION OF WILLS ....................................................................................................... 15 2.6.1 Did Mr. Neru effectively revoke his will through his actions? ............................................ 15 2.7 RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN SUCCESION .............................................................................. 16 2.7.1 Illegitimate children – The child born to Mr. Neru by his mistress, Flo .............................. 16 2.7.2 Rights of married daughters - Whether Sera can claim her share of her father’s property. .16 2.7.3 Making of adequate provisions for all the dependants – Does Spaki have a legal claim to his father’s property ..................................................................................................................... 17 2.7.4 Rights of the children born to Mr. Neru and Tina ............................................................... 18 2.8 DISTRIBUTION OF THE ESTATE WITH RESPECT TO THE WOMEN .............................. 18 2.8.1 Tina – The Law on Cohabitation ......................................................................................... 18 2.8.2 Legal advice on how to obtain money for the school fees ................................................... 19 2.8.3 Divorced spouses for purposes of succession ..................................................................... 19 2.8.4 The Mistress, Supu .............................................................................................................. 19 2.9 INTERMEDDLING .................................................................................................................. 20 4
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2.9.1 Was Joni entitled to the items he took?
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